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Leading supermarket chooses the AFTP to enhance technical manager’s knowledge

Hella Lipper-Morse is an experienced exotic fruit specialist. She has spent many years working with growers worldwide to secure sustainably grown produce. In her early career she specialised in fair-trade bananas before moving to become Technical Manager at Waitrose.  Whilst at Waitrose, Hella was...

Increase your understanding of Sustainable Livestock Production

Livestock producers and food chain specialists now have a rare opportunity to develop a more in depth understanding of how global livestock production can be made more sustainable. The ‘Sustainable Livestock Production Systems’ course, delivered by the University of Reading and AgriFood Training...

Capturing a Growing Market - Developing exciting new products for consumers choosing a plant based diet

Capturing a Growing Market - Developing exciting new products for consumers choosing a plant based diet – challenges and opportunities. A one-day workshop brought to you by the University Partners and Associates of the AgriFood Training Partnership. September 12th 2019 - University of Nottingham...

Major retailer supports new graduate to study MSc through the Agrifood Training Partnership

Cerys Jenkins is part of an agriculture team with responsibility for a supermarket’s supply of pork. At just 26, she has a demanding and technically challenging role that requires a breadth of practical and theoretical knowledge. Cerys explains, “I work with the pig farmers who supply us to...

How do our food choices impact on the environment?

25% Course Discount Available Developments in agriculture, supply chain management and an increase in food trends have all led to a world full of choice that threatens to starve countries of water and damage the environment. Variety, price, dietary trends and concerns about animal welfare have...

Think global – Act local

We can all now say we have been warned. Multiple internationally-recognised and peer-reviewed reports have warned of dire consequences if we do not urgently take action to protect global eco-systems. Governments, businesses and individuals have been told to drastically change consumption habits and...

Fail to plan or plan to succeed with Farm Business Management

Farming professionals are being urged to enrol on the AFTP’s popular Farm Business Management course, which starts on May 15 2019. The closing date for enrolment on the distance learning course, which is delivered online and runs from May to August 2019, is April 30th 2019. Latest survey data...

More research required to reduce rising methane levels

Click on the image (above) to view a Methane Infographic produced by the AFTP. Worldwide levels of methane have risen in the past ten years for reasons that are not fully understood as detailed in this article from the Guardian. The rise seems to indicate a surge in activity by methane-...

AFTP wins branding recognition at Transform Awards Europe 2019

The AFTP was awarded Silver in the 'Best Visual Identity from Farming and Agriculture' category at the tenth annual Transform Awards Europe event, which took place in London last week. Established in 2009, the Transform Awards has evolved into a celebration of the indispensable talent that exists...

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